Stephon Marbury decided to take a break from Chinese related sports and decided to weigh in on his native state, New York.
According to ESPN.com, Marbury has weighed on Stoudemire, Anthony and whats it going to take for the Knicks to finally become a contender.
“Amare needs a point guard like Steve Nash (to thrive). He’s a pick-and-roll guy, a pick-and-pop guy. He can’t play in the half court where everything’s slowed down,” Marbury told ESPN New York during a brief interview in Manhattan on Wednesday.
When asked if he thought Anthony and Stoudemire could flourish together, Marbury said flatly, “Nope.”
“I don’t know if (Knicks owner James) Dolan brought him in to win games or to make money,” Marbury said. “I think it was to make money.”
Marbury, though, says Anthony is the Knicks’ best player and the team should be built around his strengths. Anthony is a skilled passer but also thrives in isolation.
“You knew what he was when you got him,” Marbury said of Anthony. “Let him do what he does.”
Marbury is overseas playing basketball for the Beijing Ducks and has flourished leading the team to a championship last season. Who knew?